Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Holly Springs, GA
Re: Temporary "Roller" wheels for project
I've got a set of temporary 15" rally wheels on my 69 with 60-series tires that measure just over 26" tall, and the wheelwells are pretty full. I'd think the 28" tires would fit, provided there's not too much backspacing on the 5th gen wheels to shove them too far in and cause them to hit the wheelwells. Some of those things have very little rim showing out front, which tells me that there's tons of rim "back in the hole".
As you've already seen, the boltspacing is slightly different, and you're going to booger up the holes to get the 1/2" studs thru, so I wouldn't plan on being able to resell them. Are you sure a 16" rim like the 3rd gen Camaros used wouldn't fit? Those things are usually on Craiglist for $150 with tires. If you take the calipers off, you might even get a 15" on there.